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The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
  force or compel somebody to do something
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  • The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
  • We live as we have for centuries by a code called Pashtunwali, which obliges us to give hospitality to all guests and in which the most important value is nang, or honor.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • When she was young, she would ask me nightly if we could light one, even when the weather wasn’t cold enough to do so, and often I would oblige her.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "All right," Sam says, more than willing to oblige Henri.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • Of course the boys wanted to hear what had happened, and Kate was happy to oblige them.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I’d oblige them, and the steps would carry me near Char.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • "We usually don’t supply that kind of information over the phone, but since it’s you, Judge Ford, I’ll be happy to oblige.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • And the rest of them won’t all of them fall into open graves to oblige you."
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Six obliges her request for the eleventh hug and winks at me over Karen’s shoulder.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • "Well, I’d be most willing to oblige you, Chuckie, but it happens you’ve chosen a rather inopportune moment."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • But Boris —drunk or sober—was glad to oblige.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Glad to oblige.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • CHAPTER FIVE — The Squirrel Obliges
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Thomas was more than happy to oblige.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Under any other circumstances I should have been happy to oblige you.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Sooner or later, someone always obliges.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Some oblige, some don’t.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And your Dauntless leaders were all too happy to oblige me if I guaranteed them a place in our new, improved government.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Peeta’s happy to oblige and since he’s a lot quieter in water than on land, it’s a doubly good idea.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The Emperor proposes to give all commanders of divisions the right to shoot marauders, but I much fear this will oblige one half the army to shoot the other.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Whatever the cause, the strain he was under meant that he continued to show a readiness to oblige; more, that he felt a need to oblige.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "We are never quits with those who oblige us," was Dantes’ reply; "for when we do not owe them money, we owe them gratitude."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Just oblige me with that torch again, will you?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • However, Nelly, I shall oblige you to listen: it’s not long; and I’ve no power to be merry to-night.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "Can you oblige me with a light?" he said.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I brought it to her just to oblige you like, and make myself agreeable.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It was lovely, left him vulnerable and quivering on some edge and all he could hope was that if he begged him, my father would oblige and do it again.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • And Sethe would oblige her with anything from fabric to her own tongue.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Would you oblige me by taking this down verbatim?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "I suppose I could do it to oblige you," said Anne thoughtfully.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The drug dealer probably made a conscious decision that he didn’t need any trouble from his neighbors, and if stepping aside for their mother was all it took to keep his business running smoothly, he was happy to oblige.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • ’Pardon this intrusion,’ said I; ’I am a traveller in want of a little rest; you would greatly oblige me if you would allow me to remain a few minutes before the fire.’
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I oblige, happy enough to be out of Earl’s reach.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The son of Nestor nodded, thinking swiftly how best he could oblige his friend.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It was almost expected that they would meet with resistance, and Butler was happy to oblige.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The music-hall artistes would oblige; and Sheridan played waltzes and polkas and vamped accompaniments.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The remedy was, to thrust them forward into the centre of the schoolroom, and oblige them to stand there till the sermon was finished.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But not long was the interval of tranquillity; for, when supper was over, singing was talked of, and she had the mortification of seeing Mary, after very little entreaty, preparing to oblige the company.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Well, Mrs. Weston, you have prevailed, I hope, and these ladies will oblige us.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Then I will oblige.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • And I wonder whezzer you could oblige me by delivering a package to Bill’s Auntie Muriel?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Yes, and suppose your father should bring matters to a pass that will oblige you to decline marrying her—and to give your reasons?
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • At the farther side of it, I perceived a sort of an entrance, yet so low, as must oblige me to creep upon my hands and knees to it; so, having no candle, I suspended my enterprise till the next day, and then I came provided with two large ones of my own making.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Roy was happy to oblige.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • You will oblige me?
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • But he punished the Amens tremendously; and when he gave out the psalm,—always giving the whole verse,—he looked all round the congregation first, as much as to say, "You have heard my friend overhead; oblige me with your opinion of this style!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Happy to oblige.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The latter had been frustrated by the unlooked-for events which had placed all his prisoners beyond his control; and he now found himself reduced to the necessity of suing for favors to those whom it had so lately been his policy to oblige.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Every day I discover merits in you that oblige and compel me to hold you in higher estimation; so if you desire to relieve me of this obligation without cost to my honour, you may easily do so.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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